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Senator Patty Murray 14h
There are stories like Tiffany's and those throughout Washington state & across the country of workers who are: - worried about how to pay their bills - worried about affording child care for their children We must & help provide economic security to every worker.
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Sen. Tammy Baldwin 12h
Replying to @SenatorBaldwin
We need a Senate vote to . President Trump needs to agree to sign bipartisan legislation to end his shutdown and reopen the government. Our craft brewers shouldn’t pay the price for the .
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Chuck Schumer 10h
We should all applaud the Democrats and Republicans in the House who voted 362-53 to stop ’s Administration from relaxing sanctions on Putin and his cronies. There is no time to waste. The Senate should pass the House bill immediately.
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Michael Bennet Jan 16
As the shutdown drags on, Colorado breweries like —which I visited last year—face uncertainty over new beer launches & stand to lose thousands in revenue. It’s far past time to reopen the government. Today I called on to take action:
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Chuck Schumer Jan 16
I want President Trump to see the faces of the 800,000 federal workers who are not being paid because of his shutdown. To the : Open the government. To McConnell: Open the government. To President : Open the government.
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Senate Democrats Jan 16
Because of the , hundreds of thousands of workers aren't getting paid. asks: “Why won’t the President sign a bill to fund the —which has nothing to do with the government shutdown—a bill that passed this body 92-6?”
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Senate Democrats Jan 16
This week, the courts ruled against the Trump administration adding a citizenship question to the census. The lengths the administration would go to suppress census participation are extraordinary. We must continue fighting to protect the .
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Senate Democrats Jan 16
No American with a full-time job should be living in poverty. Democrats in the Senate and the House are standing together and introducing legislation to raise the minimum wage.
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Chris Van Hollen Jan 16
Federal service contractors perform some of the most thankless yet essential jobs for our government. These are often low-wage jobs that require workers to live paycheck to paycheck. Tune in to hear about our bill to ensure that they receive back pay.
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Chuck Schumer Jan 16
800,000 federal employees are without pay. I want President Trump to see these faces and hear these stories. President : You are treating these fine men and women as pawns. Look at the pain and suffering you’re causing.
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Senate Democrats Jan 16
Taking to the Capitol steps: Watch as share stories and photos of Americans and families across the country hurt by the . President : It’s time to re-open the government. Now.
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Senate Democrats Jan 16
With shutdown, the is endangering our clean air and water. Watch live as start the hearing on President Trump’s nominee to lead the EPA. Andrew Wheeler is a former lobbyist who fought for polluters & climate-change deniers.
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Senator Tina Smith Jan 15
The human toll of Trump’s shutdown is very real. Derek, a Farmington air traffic controller, wrote me, “It is quite ridiculous that an air traffic controller would be affected by political games. Take us off the bargaining table.” Couldn’t agree more.
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Senate Democrats Jan 15
Because of the , thousands of law enforcement officials are working without pay. Trump AG nominee William Barr tried to "both sides" responsibility for the shutdown. reminded him that President Trump claimed credit for the shutdown on national TV.
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Senate Democrats Jan 15
Mr. Barr cannot merely give boilerplate assurances to the . Carefully choreographed statements that sound good won’t suffice.
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Senator Cortez Masto Jan 15
Article I of the Constitution offers a clear mandate for Congress on how we do our job as senators. We cannot abdicate our role as a coequal branch of government to satisfy the whims of . , do your job.
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Senate Democrats Jan 15
President ’s Attorney General Nominee William Barr refuses to commit to following the advice of career ethics officials at —saying it would be an “abdication” of his responsibilities. No—it would be the right and obvious thing to do.
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Senator Ben Cardin Jan 15
Day 25 of the . I just went to the Senate floor – again – to request consent to reopen the government. objected – again. He says won't sign off. So what? These bills earned near-unanimous support last Congress. We can override a veto.
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Senate Democrats Jan 15
A federal judge in Texas recently ruled the entire ACA unconstitutional. The will push Republicans to vote on whether to join us in a resolution to intervene in this case to defend the ACA and protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.
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Senate Democrats Jan 15
Watch as the continue to question William Barr, President ’s nominee to be the next Attorney General. Given President Trump’s actions, the burden of proof for Mr. Barr is higher than it would be for other presidents.
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